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MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS – C&W as Site Managers and Health & Safety Co-ordinators

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The Challenge

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS instructed Cushman & Wakefield to represent them as Site Managers and Health & Safety Co-ordinators for their new 2.500 m2 Sea Life Centre development in Porto, Portugal.

C&W acted as Site Managers working in close co-ordination the UK based Architects, German based Project Managers and locally based design and development team to provide the best possible solution.

The Solution

Step 1: Assistance of Merlin’s design and development team in providing cost consultancy for specified works, tender management, contract negotiation and appointment of contractors.

Step 2: Liaising and co-ordination with local authorities and service providers.

Step 3: The onsite Project Management services consist of providing full site supervision and co-ordination services, including full works inspections, quality control, on site co-ordination of all direct sub contracts administered by Merlin, cost Control, daily co-ordination with contractors, health and safety co-ordination, final snagging and handover process.

The Results

The intervention of the Cushman and Wakefield Project Management team assisted Merlin in guaranteeing the achievement of all the project milestones on time.

The construction of this 3.000 m2 building was completed in 7 months and the fundamental role of coordination with local authorities in order to ensure the necessary approvals and licenses was the responsibility of C&W.
Construction was completed on June 2009.


Matt Smith

Matthew Smith


Lisbon, Portugal

Phone +351 213 220 407

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